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Grotto - Houston
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent food and service. The snapper and salmon were just delicious. We sat outside in the patio & it was great.
Dining room was extremely cold. Couldn’t enjoy meal.
Always fantastic food and service!!! Perfect for celebrations!
Love this place
Amazing food and staff! Very attentive and practiced safety protocols
Food was ok nothing special probably won’t be going back
Went there for Happy Hour with friends. They have a great Happy Hour menu for drinks, some appetizers and pizza. The food was delicious, esp the pizza. Our waiter, Carlos, was great. Would definitely recommend going there!!
Everything was very good, as indicated, EXCEPT the social distancing failed. We were a table of four. Then a large round table next to us, probably designed for 10, was seated with about eight, but they just kept coming. While I did not count, my guess would be about 14 with movement around the table greeting and talking. The problem was that several were too close to us. They should have been seated elsewhere. I saw no effort to do so.
One of the worst experience in an Italian restaurant. Ordered Calamari, Pizza and Pasta. Where should i start from. The calamari was extremely chewy. They charge $13 for a plate and not worth the price charged at all. The pizza was good. However, the pasta on the other side was way to al dente. The mushroom in the pasta was also undercooked and the pasta sauces was extremely bland. Didnt expect to have such a bad food experience at this place. The floor manager looked like he is in his own world. I told the server about the calamari, nodded his head and walked away as if he didnt care (surely he didnt). WOULDNT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL !!!! That was my first and last experience.
Awesome! My clients who went on a date here loved the atmosphere and food.
Fantastic food and service as usual.
We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our waiter was prompt and patient since we were on a date and talking more than looking at the menu. The calamari appetizer was excellent. Spaghetti Bologanese with a meatballwas ok. My date had the lasagna and she said it was excellent. My only complaint was that since we were there for a while, the waiter stopped coming by and when we requested a refill on water, it never happened. I still tipped the waiter well since we stayed for 3 hrs. Oh...and the wait staff didn't speak English well so a few requests did happen as requested.
Actually left before eating because the service was so poor. I was extremely disappointed because I went a few weeks prior for a birthday dinner & it was cool.. & actually , the service was kind of poor then but I enjoyed the food so much so i ignored it but this time I couldn’t . Didn’t feel welcomed , felt unattended to & sensed a small bit of racism . Smh
The Sicilian Red Snapper was amazingly delicious! The service was superior🥁
On open table we asked for table not near bathroom....we were the 1st table next to the bathroom. The bread is delicious, fresh, with the oil & herbs! We had chicken francese, which was awesome, fish with tomatoes on top - asked lightly dine but it was well done & Dry except the sauce on it. Sautéed spinach, wonderful!! & salmon, perfect!
The service was flawless. & lemon sorbet AMAZING!
They need to read open table requests & follow through like the bathroom & we also asked window seat- there were several available
Have eaten at Grotto for years and Saturday night was just not up to par. Two huge parties that kept the waitstaff too busy. It took 30 mins to get our one cocktail order delivered after we ordered them, and they came after our food was delivered. The food was hot but just not of the same quality as normal. Either an off night or the restaurant is not like it use to be. Will be quite some time before I go back.
Good food and service. Very kind staff. Popular for birthdays.
Great service food was delicious and consistently good each time I have gone here. Bellini’s are to die for. I had the pepper crusted tuna and it was wonderful
Always a great experience at The Grotto! Raphael made sure we had a great dinner!
Staff is wonderful and very attentive and they remembered me from previous visit, how nice was that. Love this place. Thank you for having such great food and breads.
Excellent food & service for my fourth meal in four days in town!
This really sucked. I called Grotto to set up a reservation for our 20th anniversary 2 days prior. The voice message said to place reservations online. I did, and I embarrassingly realized that my anniversary dinner was not going to happen when we arrived and they were closed. It was labor day weekend and way too late to get into a top rated restaurant. I was so embarrassed and disappointed. :o(
The resturant was busy for a Sunday night and it appeared the staff was not ready for the number. Drink and food were late. Good was over cooked and not as delicious when compared to my experience at the Grottos at San Luis in Galveston. Much better experience at the Galveston location
Great food and service.
excellent food and service as usual.
There was a gentleman that was so helpful and sweet to myself, husband and our kids. He was a gentleman with white hair, blue eyes at the very front when I walked in. He made our stay so amazing. Thankful for the entire staff
Phenomenal dinner, excellent service. The Grotto never disappoints!
We are outside & our server was spectacular! As always the food was great!
Good food and great service. Missed Lamb shank from the lunch menu though.
The food and service were delicious and great as always. My friends had never been before, but they loved it and plan on going back.
Outstanding service, food, atmosphere, etc. The Grotto team is always on top of things with great attention to detail. Excellent for dinner, brunch and business lunches.
Great dining experience for my daughter’s birthday. Food and service were both excellent.
We have been eating at Grotto for many years. But recently we have seen a decline in the quality of wait service and food. We had two pasta dishes, one with penne, the other with linguine. Both pastas were terribly overcooked. They were like mush. Another good restaurant gone down. Houston needs better quality, medium-priced restaurants.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Signature Gin & Tonic, the Grotto salad, and the Rigatoni with bolognese sauce and meatballs.
As always the food was delicious and service is always great.
Great, everything was just the way we asked for it to be. Thank you so much!!
Food was good, so nothing but compliments for the kitchen.
Service was rushed and we had to work to control the pace.
Most disappointing is that I stated it was our 35th anniversary when making the reservation and submitted a couple of requests. They obviously paid no attention to the requests, so wish I had picked one of our other options we were considering for the celebratory night.
Great food (appetizers, soup, and entrees) and very attentive service.
Rafael was an outstanding waiter ! Even made some excellent choices on the menu . Will come again
Grotto - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-3663.
Grotto - Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 1378 OpenTable diners.
Grotto - Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.